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Mon May 21, 2012, 10:33 PM

5. Ian Gardiner | National People's Action

 

Over 1,000 of us from 25 states took over three Wells Fargo branches and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in Washington D.C today.

At Wells Fargo, we spoke about how the bank is a major investor in the two largest private prison operators in the country–the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group. These companies fill their prisons by spending millions of dollars on lobbying to keep the immigration and criminal justice systems broken.

At FHFA, hundreds of families facing foreclosure and community leaders from across the country delivered giant "pink slip" to Ed DeMarco, its acting director. DeMarco, a Bush-era bureaucratic holdover, oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which hold over half of mortgages in the U.S. He is harming millions of underwater homeowners by refusing to support mortgage principal reduction and restore the housing market. Every day that DeMarco doesn't act, another 6,296 homes get a foreclosure notice in the mail.

If you're inspired by what we did today to stand up for everyday families and our communities, consider making a donation today.

Just as we challenged Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner yesterday, we came to Washington D.C. to challenge abusive corporations and their allies who consistently choose to side with Wall Street, and not the people.

We believe in a simple but powerful idea: Corporations, elected officials, and people who represent them, need to put people and communities first.

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MAYBE IT'S ANCESTRAL MEMORY, BUT I SEE CAVALRY ON HORSES, SABERS DRAWN, RUNNING US DOWN IN THE STREETS...THESE PEOPLE ARE BRAVER AND CRAZIER THAN I'LL EVER BE....

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